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Took 3000 iu vitamin D3 daily for a week, I recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. Read that high D3 can cause bone loss. Will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?

Took 3000 iu vitamin D3 daily for a week, I recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. Read that high D3 can cause bone loss. Will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?

No.: The amount and duration of vitamin D you've taken isn't enough to cause any long term, much less immediate, problems. Vitamin D toxicity can raise serum calcium levels primarily by resorbing bone. But cartilage is a non-bony fibrous tissue which isn't directly affected by vitamin D metabolism. While taking 3000 IU D3 supplement shouldn't cause you harm, there's no real benefit either. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I might have broke my cheekbone. What should I do?

Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more

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How do you heal a broken cheekbone?

Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture (s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more

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Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

A zygoma fracture: That also involves a blow out fracture of the orbital rim entrapping the inferior rectus muscle of the eye can significantly effect vision. ...Read more

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Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more

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Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Most Likely: Almost invariably a narrow or under-developed maxilla can cause the effect of underdeveloped cheekbones. See an orthodontist for examination and diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

It could be a sinus: Infection, or the way you sleep--you may be pressing on the cheekbone when you sleep. Also a bad tooth couild cause pain. ...Read more

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I had an accidental hit to my cheekbone 61/2 weeks ago and I still have a larger cheekbone on that side, how can I speed up healing, will it be normal?

I had an accidental hit to my cheekbone 61/2 weeks ago and I still have a larger cheekbone on that side, how can I speed up healing, will it be normal?

Fracture?: That is a long time after the hit, I would expect swelling would be gone by now. Did you ever had X-rays taken? Maybe you had a fracture. Because this is your face, I would suggest you consult a ENT doctor or plastics. ...Read more

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Right cheekbone hurt w a sharp stabbing pain for two seconds then pain disappeared 'til 2 days now, pain very briefly, but left w dull feeling in area?

Could be...: One of the conditions that come to mind is possible trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition when the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v) for whatever reason fires abnormally and causes brief episodes of severe, sharp lancinating pain. It could be precipitated by chewing or by blowing air in one's face. There are other potential causes. But make a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Is it displaced?: If so, see a plastic surgeon asap. If not eat soft diet for 2 wks, don't blow your nose at least not vigorously, ice sleep w head up. Surgery to repair is easy to recover from and relieves pain. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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Pain in right cheekbone/sphenoid area when swallowing?

Pain in right cheekbone/sphenoid area when swallowing?

Possible sinusitis: ENT evaluation. You may need a CT scan of your sinuses and further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my left cheekbone crack whenever I eat or drink?

Why does my left cheekbone crack whenever I eat or drink?

TMJ: Unilateral crepitations in region proximal mandible w. chewing raises concern for Temporomandibular Disorder, oft called TMJ, "j" for joint. I have often seen in persons w. chronic head tilt, who develop crossed muscle syndrome, uppermost hypertrophic & hyperdynamic & lower deconditioned, in masseter muscles. Your photo suggests left sided disorder in rightward tilted head. See a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having cheekbone surgery (implants)?

What are the pros and cons of having cheekbone surgery (implants)?

Depends: It depends on the type of surgery performed. You should talk with your doctor, who should have the information necessary to give you good recommendations. ...Read more